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Dancing With A Cowboy by Sandi K. Whipple
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really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary, romance, western

Reviewed by JoAnne
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Originally posted at Romancing the Book

This was a cute story by a new to me author and I will be looking for other books she’s written. It was a quick paced lighthearted read and its premise was unexpected. I was able to finish the book in less than a day since it kept my interest from the first page to the last.

Lucy, Baumgardner, a high-powered Philadelphia lawyer, and Stace Levin, the owner of a working ranch and spa, should have nothing in common but there was chemistry and an attraction between them the moment they met even though a forced vacation, especially on a working ranch or dude ranch, wasn’t her thing. The spa relates to hot springs and not a spa as Lucy was thinking – relaxing with massages, mani’s and pedi’s! There were a lot of laughs throughout especially when Lucy realizes the type of vacation her father made her go on but also undercurrents of other stories in the background that became front and center soon enough with a mystery that needed solving.

Lucy was a good sport throughout no matter what ranch jobs were thrown her way. Even seeing her accommodations in a cabin, the family style meals with the other tourists, the early rising with a clanging of a bell, learning how to ride a horse and her poor clothing choices didn’t deter her from doing her best and making the best of the situation. She would get down and dirty – often an understatement – and do what needed to be done without too much complaint. Of course, her sarcasm and retorts and comments under her breath tended to get her in trouble when they were often times heard mainly by Stace. She was a quick learner and always did her best or tried to no matter what assignment was thrown her and her team’s way and we were immediately immersed in a ranching life.

There were family, friends, airplanes, horses, cattle, pigs, cabins, the main house, good and hearty food, beautiful scenery in Arizona, heartache, anger, laughter, aches and pains, jealousy, doubts, fear, lawyering, lots of loving and ultimately love. The loose ends were tied up nicely and there was closure and a happily ever after but an epilogue would have been nice.

Favorite Quote: Laughing out loud, she name her pig Mr. Levin.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
February 1, 2016 – Shelved
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: contemporary
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: romance
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: western

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